Wine of Moldova continues to be a remarkable presence and to record new successes at international competitions in the field. The incontestable quality of wines has completed the record of the Moldovan winemakers reunited under the “Wine of Moldova” country wine brand with other 34 medals (1 Grand Gold, 26 Gold, 7 Silver) at “Galicja Vitis” International Competition, which took place on 15-16 May in Poland. With the support of the National Office for Vine and Wine, at the ninth edition of the contest Moldova was represented by 29 winemakers who participated with 103 wine samples.
Gheorghe Arpentin, director of the National Office for Vine and Wine: “Any distinction won by Wine of Moldova is a reconfirmation that the efforts made by the Moldovan winemakers were not in vain. We are even happier because for the third consecutive year, the product of our national pride has won medals at the most important competition on the Polish market – one of the greatest importers of bottled Moldovan wines. These successes give us the certainty that we can convince Polish consumers even easier that Wine of Moldova deserves to be on the same shelves with wines from well-known wine regions.”
The over 100 samples from Moldova participating in the contest were analyzed by a jury of experienced oenologists and sommeliers, the maximum score being 100 points, following the scale agreed by the International Organization of Vine and Wine (OIV). Thus, Wine of Moldova competed in 8 basic categories (white, pink, red, sparkling and semi-sparkling wines, white wine made from red grapes, white wines made by special technologies, naturally sweet wines and dessert wines, accumulating 92 points for the Grand Gold medal, 86 points for the Gold medal and 82 points for the Silver medal. Thus, “Negru de Purcari” won the Grand Gold Award (93.67 points), being declared the great winner of the contest.
In the beginning of May, Wine of Moldova was also remarked at the “Concours Mondial de Bruxelles” – a key event for the wine world. Our country has won 36 medals, including 1 Grand Gold, 10 Gold and 25 Silver, after 143 wine samples from 30 winemakers were registered in the contest. Thus, Taraboste Rosu from Chateau Vartely won the Grand Gold medal.
At the 26th edition of the “Concours Mondial de Bruxelles”, there have been registered over 9,000 wines from 46 countries around the world, which were appreciated by 350 jurors from 50 states. Moreover, the representative of Moldova, the sommelier Mihai Druţă, has been designated among the top five jury members of the contest.